Is Reni pulling out of the Stone Roses reunion shows?

Matthew Priest (the drummer from Dodgy) has suggested there may be doubts over whether Reni will appear at the Stone Roses reunion shows this summer. Speaking to The Sun’s gossip columnist Gordon Smart on his XFM show over the weekend, Priest is quoted as saying:

I bought tickets because The Roses were one of my favourite bands and Reni was playing. But I’ve heard rumours that Reni might not be playing – he’s not well apparently and they’re rehearsing with another drummer. They’ve sold a lot of the 250,000 tickets because of Reni – I’d want to see them with Reni

However, representatives for the Roses have been quick to deny the rumours, confirming that the band are currently rehearsing with all four original members.

You can hear the interview with Matthew Priest on Smart On Sunday via the listen again on the XFM website (or download the free podcast on iTunes – although the 6th May show is not yet available)

Tickets for the first* Stone Roses show of 2012 at Barcelona Razzmatazz (approx. capacity 4000 I think) on 6th June are still available to buy online. We’ll be writing a follow-up post later this week researching cost of flights and accomodation available for those of you still considering a last-minute trip to Spain.

*unless they add more warm-up dates ;)

Sources: The Sun, NME

University Challenge The Stone Roses


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Buy Stone Roses tickets for Manchester Heaton Park

Update13 @ 12:30pm
Looks like there’s some tickets available as I type through the band’s own Facebook page on the link entitled: Heaton Park Ticket shop

Update12 @ 11:20am
More Tweets from the official Stone Roses account @TheStoneRoses – 3 Tweets sent at 11:18am

Fastest Selling Rock Gigs in UK History

"The Stone Roses, Manchester Heaton Park. Fastest selling rock gigs in UK history – all three nights sold out!" –!/thestoneroses/status/127327800733597696

"220,000 tickets sold in 68 minutes with the first two nights selling out in 14 minutes." –!/thestoneroses/status/127327832681623552

"Ian Brown is overjoyed, saying: “We plan on spending the rest of the day jumping up and down with our hands in the air.”" –!/thestoneroses/status/127327863182589952

Update11 @ 11:05am
With primary sellers now sold-out for all Heaton Park shows, attention turns to the 3rd party agencies. Here’s the current market prices on Viagogo – Fri: £113.75+ / Sat: £124.00+ / Sun: £98.00+

Face value was £55.00 + fees
225,000 tickets went on sale today. Incredible.

Update10 @ 10:58am
I think the Heaton Park license only allows 3 big concerts per year – so I’m guessing there won’t be any more dates added today (?). If we hear different we will update the fansite.

Update9 @ 10:54am
Looks like all 3 dates have sold out everywhere. Hard to get Ticketmaster and Ticketline’s sites to load to confirm, but Gigsandtours, See, Stargreen have all gone.

Update8 @ 10:30am

GigsandTours: Tickets available for Sunday!
SeeTickets: sold out Fri + Sat + Sun
Stargreen: sold out Fri + Sat + Sun

Update7 @ 9:59am

The Stone Roses just Tweeted that a third date Sunday 1st July will be onsale at 10am! Go go go! Buy tickets for third show: SeeTicketsTicketmasterTicketline

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Update6 @ 9:57am
SeeTickets sold out for Saturday too now

Cheapest tickets on Viagogo are currently £108.99

Update5 @ 9:54am
SeeTickets sold out for Friday
Anyone heard anything about a third Heaton Park show yet?

Update4 @ 9:48am
Stargreen is sold out

Update3 @ 9:44am
Ticketline site is massively struggling… SeeTickets site is on a seemingly endless queue loop. Try Stargreen, Gigsandtours and Ticketmaster

If you are thinking of giving up already, then you can try the third party auction sites like Viagogo

Update2 @ 9:36am
I was able to get tickets for Friday and Saturday easily through GigsandTours website. Might be also worth trying Stargreen if you are having no luck

You could also try these deeplinks on SeeTickets which should help you get to the order screen quicker — loading up well at the moment:

- SeeTickets deeplink to Saturday 29th June 2012 tickets
- SeeTickets deeplink to Sunday 30th June 2012 tickets

Update1: Fri 21st Oct @ 09:02am
RE: Ticket limits and terms and conditions:
SeeTickets are stating on their site: "Please be advised the limit for this tour is 4 per person accross both dates. "

Ticketmaster state: "Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. No under 5s. Tickets for The Stone Roses are provided directly by the promoter and not printed by Ticketmaster and may not be dispatched until ten days before the event."


Hospitality tickets are also available:
Ticketmaster have the hospitality price listed as £199 plus £10 booking fee (ie. £209 each)

Hospitality Package Includes :-
1 Standing ticket
4 free drinks
2 free food tokens
Limited edition souvenir merchandise
Access to the exclusive VIP area which is open from 2pm till midnight with DJ

Overnight Hospitality Package Includes :-
1 Standing ticket
4 free drinks
2 free food tokens
Limited edition souvenir merchandise
Access to the exclusive VIP area which is open from 2pm till midnight with DJ
Hotel room in one of 3 Premier Inns within walking distance


Original post:

Tickets go onsale this morning at 9:30am for the two Heaton Park shows in June 2012

Friday 29th June 2012 – Manchester Heaton Park
Saturday 30th June 2012 – Manchester Heaton Park

Tickets will cost £55 plus booking fees (£4.95 per ticket on SeeTickets & Ticketmaster)

Here are some direct links to buy Stone Roses tickets:

- SeeTickets deeplink to Saturday 29th June 2012 tickets
- SeeTickets deeplink to Sunday 30th June 2012 tickets



Here is a list of Secondary ticket agencies that will be selling also:

Viagogo The Stone Roses Tickets

The Stone Roses European tour dates – leg 1

A very interesting post has appeared on the Stone Roses forum at I Am Without Shoes Too – with news of potential European dates after the Heaton Park shows…

No idea if this information is correct but definitely worth a post just in case. As someone points out on the forum they have listed "Sat 20 June" (should be 30 June for Heaton Park show 2).

Source: IAWS2

Will be announced Monday 10am at”

Fri 29 June Heaton Park, Manchester
Sat 20 June Heaton Park, Manchester
Thu 5 July Echo Arena, Liverpool
Sat 7 July O2 Arena, London
Sun 8 July O2 Arena, London
Wed 11 July SECC, Glasgow
Fri 13 July Slane Castle, Ireland
Sat 14 July Botanic Gardens, Belfast
Mon 16 July iTunes Festival, London
Fri 20 July Espacio Movistar, Barcelona, Spain
Sat 21 July Palacio de Deportes, Madrid, Spain
Mon 23 July Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
Wed 25 July Futurshow Station, Bologna, Italy
Thur 26 July Datch Forum, Milan, Italy
Sat 28 July O2 World, Berlin, Germany
Sun 29 July Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
Tue 2 Aug Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Wed 3 Aug Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

A Message From Ian

Ian Brown has posted on his official site:

"I hope everybody is happy to hear of the reunification of the Roses.
This doesn’t mean there won’t be more solo stuff in the future.
Thanks – 1 love
Ian Brown"

Mani Tweets his thoughts on the announcement

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